USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center

Research Support Facilities

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Nutrition Metabolic Studies

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  • Capability to perform detailed metabolic phenotyping including glucose metabolism assessment and isotope tracer studies.
  • Four rooms designated for metabolic studies with a total of six stations for blood draws. 
  • Available instruments to support metabolic investigations include: blood glucose analyzers (YSI), centrifuge, sample processing room, -70 freezer, metabolic cart, as well as EndoPAT device for vascular function assessment.
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Nutritional Behavioral Studies

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  • There are three behavior observation laboratories. Two rooms are equipped with video, audio recording capability dedicated to behavioral studies.
  • Potential users will need to obtain training and certification in the use of the recording equipment through our audiovisual department.
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Access Questions

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For scientific inquiries on the use of core services and grant applications, contact the MRU Director Dr. Fida Bacha, M.D. or Administrative Assistant Lizzet Vasquez; phone 713-798-7083.

Projects requesting the use of the MRU or EMU services must be routed through the CNRC administrative office for cost estimates. Contact Anan El-Mubasher.